Wednesday, October 12, 2016

#RIPTommy- 'Martin' star, Tommy Ford has passed away! [details]

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ATLANTA — Thomas "Tommy" Ford, the actor who played Martin Lawrence's best friend Tommy Strawn on the hit '90s sitcom Martin, died Wednesday in Atlanta. He was 52.



The actor played the level-headed pal of Lawrence on Martin for the show's entire five-year run. One running joke was his not having a job, prompting the catchphrase: "You don't got no job, Tommy!"

"It is with great sadness that we announce the untimely passing of our beloved son, father, brother, husband and friend Tommy Mykal Ford," the family said in a statement posted on his social media accounts. "On behalf of the family, we would like to thank everyone for their love, support and prayers."

The actor's website said he had been focusing on building a career behind the camera. He had directed and produced several webisodes, and had been filming Reverse the Lynch Curse, a documentary about breaking curses of distrust and envy. Ford was also involved in several theater productions.

The family said funeral arrangements will be forthcoming.

"Please respect the privacy of the Ford family during our time of grief," the statement said.

Our CONDOLENCES to the family and his LEGIONS of FANS around the WORLD! Thank you for the LAUGHS and the LOVE!

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